Zoe is used to taking care of herself and has long ago accepted that if anything bad was going to happen, it was going to happen to her. So when she loses her job over something most bosses would probably be happy with and her life starts going down hill from there she doesn't expect it to get any better. She certainly didn't expect any help from the loud jerk next door, but then again she has nothing to lose so puts her trust in him and hopes for the best. What she didn't expect was the once in a lifetime opportunity that he offers her through an arrangement where they both benefit and no one is supposed to get hurt, but she should have known better because her luck has never been that good.
Like most Bradfords, Trevor has a soft spot for food, but that's about all. He leads a pretty straightforward life and likes to keep things simple and that includes his relationships. He wants the perfect woman and knows exactly what she'll be like. So when he discovers much to his horror that he's thinking about his frumpy little neighbor he decides the best way to get his head straight is by working her out of his system. He'll keep her around, but only until he finds perfection.
This is by far one of my favorite NFH books, all because of the buffet scene.
Zoe lives in the duplex next to Trevor, however it's not till a little ways into the book that she finds out he is also her landlord. Zoe takes a lot of crap from Trevor but one day she finally snaps and lays it all out there. Trevor is a snob when it comes to his women but like most Bradford's he has a voracious appetite. Both Zoe and Trevor had less than conventional upbringings. But when Zoe and Trevor come up with a plan that gets them out of their 'dry spells' how bad can things truly get? Will they be able to work it out or will Zoe's fears come to pass?
I love these characters. These two are among the most flawed and realistic of the NFH books for me. This is the book I remember most even over the ones I read just a few short months ago. I related to the characters much more in this book. I felt like I belonged and I didn't want to leave the world they were in, even if I am moving onto the next book immediately! R. L. has a flawless writing style.
This book had steam, hilarity, a buffet scene and so much more. I look forward to reading their Honeymoon from Hell book before moving onto my re-read of Checkmate. If you have not read this series I highly recommend it. All of the books are stand alone but I think they work best together. If you chose just one book in the series to read though I would highly suggest Trevor and Zoe's book!
5 all you can eat stars!!!